guys with beards

Scott ButnerScott Butner Senior MemberPosts: 3,918 Senior Member
Between wrapping up my busy season (that part when weddings, family portraits, and senior portraits all overlap) and taking on a technical consulting gig with my old employer, there hasn't been much time to photograph "for myself" lately.

But yesterday, I volunteered to photograph at our local beard club's competition fundraiser. To be clear, it was assembly line portraiture at it's worst -- about 2 minutes with each subject, in a corner of a casino, with a two-light set up and a reflector.

But the faces were terrific, and I thought I'd share a few faces of the competitors. (Incidentally the group raised more than $3,000 for a local battered women's shelter).

21657928863_6a8e807173_k.jpguntitled shoot-5557-10 by Scott Butner, on Flickr

22266126572_d09c0f442d_k.jpguntitled shoot-5367-7 by Scott Butner, on Flickr

22090930350_e26d1adb60_k.jpguntitled shoot-5355-6 by Scott Butner, on Flickr

22278999765_daf655b58f_k.jpguntitled shoot-5173-1 by Scott Butner, on Flickr

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  • Shawn C.Shawn C. Senior Member Posts: 6,803 Senior Member
    Great pics, Scott.
    The guy with the monocle and kraken-beard has an interesting look!


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  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 23,720 Senior Member
    I've seen him before, I think he is somewhat of a celebrity in these competitions.
    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan
  • I've seen him before, I think he is somewhat of a celebrity in these competitions.

    You think he gets laid?
  • Shawn C.Shawn C. Senior Member Posts: 6,803 Senior Member
    Gotta be some chicks out there with an octopus fetish, right?


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  • HextallHextall Senior Member Posts: 9,520 Senior Member
    Here's the most famous beard.

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  • WetdogWetdog Senior Member Posts: 5,149 Senior Member
    nice..

    another beard haha I torture pixels as well.

    IMG_7331-004-coked%20up_zpshvdlamo1.jpg
    I find the assault on free thought disturbing,
    I find the willingness to give it up frightening.
  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 23,720 Senior Member
    Needs braids.
    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan

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